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Alex Orrelle

director, 3d animator

Alex Orrelle

Alex Orrelle is first and foremost an artist and a storyteller. His keen sense of style and ability to create unforgettable character performances are his trademarks. When Alex and his wife Michelle founded Crew 972 in 2005, the Tel Aviv-raised London director fulfilled a lifelong dream of setting up his own animation studio. Prior to opening Crew 972, he spent three years at Pixar Animation Studios as an animator, working on the Academy Award®-winning blockbusters The Incredibles (2004) and Finding Nemo (2003), in addition to the Academy Award® – nominated shorts, Boundin’ (2003) and Mike’s New Car (2002). Shortly before joining Pixar, Alex worked as an animator at Manex Entertainment, primarily working on pre-visualization and character animation for the visual effects sequences of the hit film The Matrix Reloaded (2003). His first job in the industry was working for the Tel Aviv-based multimedia company, Pixel, where he worked as a 2D animator on the CD-Rom project, The Cartoon Guide to Physics.
Alex holds a BFA from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco where he attended the Pixar animation program. While in school, he directed the short film Freeware. In 2001, Freeware won the Audience Choice Award at the Sundance Online Film Festival. Also, while attending the Art Academy, he made two hand-drawn films, “Lou” (1999) and “Soda” (1998). Both films were shortlisted for inclusion in the prestigious New York International Film Festival and also received the Academy’s annual awards for Best Animated Feature for their respective years.
Alex recently completed work as Animation Director on the 3D live-action/computer-animated adventure, “Yogi Bear,” to be released worldwide by Warner Bros in December 2010.
alex orrelle & jp vine

Nemoland 2008

After the 2005 edition with the legends of animation Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, Nemoland – behind the scenes of the imagination, returns this year to the third appointment within the events of the “Genio Fiorentino” with 2 fantastic appointments.
workshop in the fantastic setting of the prestigious Istituto Statale d’Arte in Florence and in the fantastic location of Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
The Workshop gave young Florentine students the opportunity to learn about the secrets “behind” the production of important productions of world animated cinema.

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